Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


The European Union, through the Horizon 2020 programme, is investing €45 million in research to combat the outbreak of the Zika virus disease and other emerging infections transmitted by mosquitoes. The significant funding from the EU's research and innovation programme will support research on treatments, diagnostics and vaccines, as well as better risk assessment for Zika. Read more
The 21st October is the Day of Photonics. It is a time to celebrate photonics that enables the technology in your smart phone, the light in your house, or the healthcare equipment that saves your life. Read more
The October 2016 edition of the FET Newsletter brings the latest news on Future and Emerging Technologies: celebrating Prizes awarded to FET partners, new FET Open projects,update on quantum expert group, and interesting project news and future events. Read more
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An EU-funded project aims to boost the competitiveness of Europe's travel industry by developing a cutting-edge cloud services platform capable of pulling together data from millions of service providers. The platform would allow travellers to access more diverse and flexible travel services faster and more securely than is currently possible - simplifying journey planning. Read more
The European Commission has today launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme. Read more
Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Read more
European and American researchers will be able to work together more closely on projects funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation programme. This is thanks to an agreement concluded today between the European Commission and the US Government. Read more
From 28/09/2016 to 29/10/2016
A workshop, Digitising the Agri-Food sector, was held on 28 September, hosted by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. Digital technologies are one of the most important recent innovations in the agri-food chain. Read more
The EIT Awards recognise and reward some of the most talented individuals and start-ups supported by the EIT Community. The 2016 ceremony took place in Budapest during INNOVEIT, the EIT's annual innovation forum, and was a fitting counterpart to an event that celebrated the best and brightest of modern European innovation. Read more
Europe’s leading digital innovation organisation, EIT Digital announced its highly ambitious strategic plan for 2017-2019. Read more